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Saturday, May 26 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Future Looks a Lot Like...the Past?

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If you think of science fiction anime, your first thought is likely of a dark cityscape, futuristic tower or mecha battle. Yet a surprising number of anime imagine the future as a beautiful reworking of the [often Western] past. From the 19th French aesthetic of Gankutsuou to Baroque ornamentation of Trinity Blood to the noir look of Cowboy Bebop many series have made a conscious decision to root humanities future deep in our past. Understanding why not only allows us a deeper appreciation of science fiction anime, but tells us something about ourselves.


Chris Needham

Anime USA
Chris Needham serves as the Director of Education and the Board Chairman of Anime USA and is excited to partner with Escape Velocity in bringing anime content to this year's convention. In his work with Anime USA, he champions cultural education and traditional art forms through an... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
 Woodrow Wilson C
  Anime USA x EV